ERIO publications

Human rights abuses and discrimination against Roma in 2016 (2016)

This publication includes snapshots that are illustrations of human rights abuses and discrimination against Roma in EU member states and candidate countries during 2016.

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ROMA ROLE MODELS BOOKLET (2015)

This booklet features profiles of Roma who achieved success in various walks of life. They explain how they achieved success in their lives and they share their experiences of racism for being Roma. Moreover, these role models provide some advice to young Roma on how to succeed in life and recommendations to non-Roma on how they can contribute to the inclusion of Roma.

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Human rights abuses and discrimination against Roma in 2015 (2015)

This publication includes snapshots that are illustrations of human rights abuses and discrimination against Roma in EU member states and candidate countries during 2015.

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advocacy handbook for roma activists (2014)

This handbook provides guidelines on how to advocate for Roma inclusion at the local, national and European level. It has been developed with the view that Roma community-based advocacy needs to be better promoted, especially at the level of grassroots groups, networks, and organisations with the necessary information and advocacy skills to demand that Roma community needs and priorities need to be addressed. The aim of this handbook is to offer advice to Roma activists to plan and design effective and efficient advocacy actions, making their voice heard and ensuring the advancement of the integration of Roma across Europe.

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PAPER "Implementing National Roma Integration Strategies and the Racial Equality Directive: Challenges and solutions for local authorities" (2014)

This paper outlines the key findings of conferences organised by ERIO with local authorities, of roundtables and networking meetings done in 2014. It comprises the key challenges and some potential solutions for local and regional authorities when implementing the National Roma Integration Strategies. The paper also provides recommendations to the European Commission, member states, local authorities and Roma civil society. Finally, good practices of local authorities are also included.
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PAPER "Implementing National Roma Integration Strategies and the Racial Equality Directive: Challenges and solutions for Equality Bodies" (2014)

This paper outlines the key findings of workshops organised by ERIO with Equality Bodies during the course of three years. It outlines the main challenges and some potential solutions for Equality Bodies in ensuring the effective implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategies and the Racial Equality Directive. The paper also provides a set of recommendations to the European Commission, member states, Equality Bodies and Roma civil society. Finally, good practices of Equality Bodies in effectively addressing Roma discrimination are also included in the paper.
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brochure "From words to practice: acting for Roma equality and integration" (2014)

This is the brochure of the project "From words to practice: acting for Roma equality and integration" which main goal is to foster the social inclusion and equal treatment of Roma in Europe.

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brochure "Holding us back! Deconstructing stereotypes in Roma/non-Roma relations" (2013)

This brochure exposes the stereotypes held by both Roma and Gadje (non-Roma) about one another. It aims to highlight how the stereotypes are often informed by fallacy and a lack of understanding of the other. In showing that both sides hold prejudices which are based on false truths, we can aim for new principles that do not cast the parties as aggressor and victim, but rather encourage everyone to account as dignified human beings with a role to play in transforming European societies.

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Paper “The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the Roma“ (2013)

This paper identifies violations of the Articles contained in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in relation to Roma people. Where a violated right is identified, specific examples of how that right is violated are provided. Further, recommendations are given with the intention to prevent future violations of the fundamental rights of both Roma EU citizens and residents as contained within the Charter.

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Human rights abuses and discrimination against Roma: october-december 2013

This publication includes snapshots that are illustrations of human rights abuses and discrimination against Roma in EU member states and candidate countries. The period covered is October-December 2013.

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Human rights abuses and discrimination against Roma: july-september 2013

This publication includes snapshots that are illustrations of human rights abuses and discrimination against Roma in EU member states and candidate countries. The period covered is July-September 2013.

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Human rights abuses and discrimination against Roma: april-june 2013

This publication includes snapshots that are illustrations of human rights abuses and discrimination against Roma in EU member states and candidate countries. The period covered is April-June 2013.

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Human rights abuses and discrimination against Roma: January-March 2013

This publication includes snapshots that are illustrations of human rights abuses and discrimination against Roma in EU member states and candidate countries. The period covered is January-March 2013.

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ROM-UP! The inclusion of Roma through successful educational experiences (2013)

The guidebook was developed as part of the ROM-UP! project. It is addressed to Roma organisations, national/regional/local authorities, NGOs and civil society. In this guidebook you can find a description of 11 successful educational experiences in promoting Roma education and the voices of the actors involved in them. It also includes national viability strategies and recommendations for the implementation of the successful educational experiences at national and/or regional level.

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The guidebook is available in other languages: BG, ROM, RO, EL, ES and CAT

HANDBOOK ON SERVICE SECTOR LABOUR MARKET REQUIREMENTS (2013)

The handbook was developed as part of the KeyRoma projectThe handbook presents service sector labour market requirements in the five partner countries, describing the necessary soft skills and social and communication competences requested by employers. Special attention is given to the integration of Roma women in the service sector.

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here.

The handbook is available in other languages:
FR, NL, ES, CZ, RO and BG

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS IN ROMA INCLUSION (2012)

This paper deals with the main achievements of the Commission in trying to achieve Roma inclusion. It first looks at initiatives conducted with civil society to promote Roma integration. It then looks at policy initiated by the Commission, in particular the framework laid down by the Commission for the National Roma Integration Strategies.  Internal bodies set up by the Commission including the Roma Task Force, the Government Expert Group on Non-Discrimination and the Roma Unit in DG Justice are considered. Funding offered by the Commission to promote Roma inclusion are discussed.

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Guidelines on how to apply for European Commission Funds (2012)

This guidebook provides an overview of essential information concerning the funding programmes of the European Commission: Structural funds, Operating grants, and Call for Proposals for civil society projects. The guidebook is divided into three corresponding sections, giving detailed information about each type of funding and the working areas they cover. This guidebook provides detailed guidelines for organisations about the necessary steps and major requirements in order to develop a valid and strong application. It also presents detailed instructions about all the required application documents of the different application procedures.

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Booklet “Useful resources on the Roma Holocaust” (2012)

This booklet provides information to Roma and non-Roma stakeholders whose work focuses on the Holocaust and Roma related issues and also to raise awareness about the Roma Holocaust and share information about different sources on the topic. It is organised in two parts. The first part includes a bibliography on the Roma Holocaust and sources dealing with this topic. The second part includes names of organisations working on the Roma Holocaust or Holocaust victims in general.

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Debunking myths and revealing truths about the Roma (2011)

In cooperation with the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), this paper aims to deconstruct classic myths and stereotypes about the Roma.

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This paper is also available in French.

Booklet on EU Roma related Directives (2011)

The aim of this booklet is to provide Roma communities with basic and accessible information about the EU anti-discrimination legislation which applies in situations where Roma constantly face unequal treatment and discrimination due to their ethnic background. This information will make them aware of the existence of these European level provisions, their transposition into the national law, how to recognize the types of discrimination and how and where they can address it. This booklet provides answers to the most frequently asked question by members of the Roma communities.

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Guidebook on EU Structural Funds related to Roma integration (2011)

This guidebook aims to raise awareness about the opportunities offered by EU Structural Funds - focusing on the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Social Fund (ESF) and the Cohesion Fund - promote their use and improve the impact of projects supported by them. This will lead to a better involvement of the Roma in the implementation of the EU funds operational programmes. The guidebook is organised in three parts. The first, provides general information on the functioning of the ESF, the Cohesion Fund and the ERDF. The second, explains the particularity of the Roma situation regarding the Structural Funds. The third part gives some positive examples of effective fund usage from Spain, Finland and Slovakia.

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ROMA PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION IN CIVIL DEMOCRACY PROCESSES: +RESPECT PARTICIPATORY WORKING GROUPS, TRAINING AND INFORMATION SESSIONS, THEMATIC SEMINARS (2011)

The report was developed as part of the +Respect project. The report contains a summary of the participatory activities, the lessons learnt and some recommendations aimed in particular at local authorities.

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Combating anti-Roma Prejudices and Stereotypes through Media: Knowledge-based Guidelines for Media Professionals (2011)

The report was developed as part of the +Respect project. The report is divided in two parts: “Roma anti-Discrimination and Media” and “Knowledge brings respect”. In the first part, the European anti-discrimination legal and policy frameworks are presented in relation, in particular, to the role of the media and ethical responsibility. The second part addresses the need of overcoming anti-Roma prejudices through the presentation of data, good practices and specific recommendations and guidelines. Good experiences found at European level relating to the enhancement of a positive role of the media as “ethical” players are presented.    

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Combating Anti-Roma Discrimination: Knowledge and Policies (2010)

The report was developed as part of the +Respect project. The report includes analysis of data concerning qualitative indicators and monitoring tools on Roma peoples (actual and needed) in the different regions involved in the project and recommendations; analysis and collection of European good practices concerning anti-discrimination of Roma peoples (education, labour market, health care).

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Guidebook for Roma Migrants (2010)

ERIO has prepared this guidebook to raise awareness of and provide useful information to Roma migrants about migration issues and their rights. The guidebook is organised in three parts. Part 1 provides a brief description of the common obstacles many Roma migrants might face when migrating to a new country. Part 2 includes EU legislation implemented to overcome the barriers described in Part 1. Part 3 gives useful and practical information on what to do to enter and to stay in an EU country when migrating.

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Booklet for Early Childhood Development (2010)

This booklet will be useful for Roma and non-Roma stakeholders whose work focuses on children. ERIO has prepared this publication to raise awareness about the situation of Roma children, to develop early childhood development actions as well as to sensitive authorities and decision-makers to take appropriate action plans.

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Positive Action: Guidebook for Roma activists (2010)

The purpose of this guidebook is to raise awareness among both communities, those wrongly understand the concept and consequences of positive action and Roma who are not aware that positive action could bring change into their lives. A parallel objective of the guidebook is to encourage Roma to advocate for positive action programs with their national and local authorities. Being more familiar with the concept of positive action they will be able to formulate their advocacy message and recommendations.

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Survey on Ethnic Data Collection: Risk or opportunity? (2009)

This publication presents the results of a survey conducted by ERIO in 2008. The survey explored the attitudes towards ethnic data collection within the Roma community in Europe. The aim of the survey was to assess the level of awareness among Roma concerning ethnic data collection as well as to identify fears, concerns and trusts regarding such data.

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Media Guidelines for Roma Activists "Let your voice be heard"

The aim of this guide is to give Roma organisations some tips on how to deal with the media and journalists to reverse negative trends, both at local and national levels. It is necessary for Roma organisations to react promptly with truthful facts every time the media disseminates racist and biased information. The guide has been produced in collaboration with ‘Redattore Sociale’, an Italian news-agency specialising in social issues.

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